Many couples ask for mycoplasma testing during their medical exams before preparing for pregnancy. Many people do not understand the effect of mycoplasma on pregnancy preparation. In fact, there are many dangers of mycoplasma infection, including the far-reaching effects on men's and women's reproductive health. Don't let mycoplasma steal your good pregnancy.
Here's a look at how deadly mycoplasma infections can be for pregnancy preparation!
1. The harm to women
Mycoplasma infection can cause gynecological inflammatory diseases in women, of which cervicitis and pelvic inflammatory disease are the most common. Early mycoplasma infections often invade the vagina and cervix, and patients may experience increased leucorrhea, odor, purulent cervical mucus, and cervical congestion and edema. Mycoplasma can retrograde upward to infect the pelvis, uterus, and fallopian tubes if left untreated.
According to statistics, about 90% of infertile couples have the Ureaplasma urealyticum. The main reason is that mycoplasma infection causes inflammation of the fallopian tubes, which causes the tubal cilia to lose their motility, resulting in blockage of the fallopian tubes and fluid accumulation, which triggers infertility!
2. Harm to men
Mycoplasma infection in men mainly causes non-gonococcal urethritis. Mycoplasma is a common pathogenic microorganism in urinary tract infections, and 20% to 40% of non-gonococcal urethritis are related to mycoplasma. Mycoplasma infection can cause itching of the urethra, frequent urination, and poor urination in patients. If left untreated, it can spread through the urethra and infect the prostate and other organs, causing male prostatitis, epididymitis, seminal vesiculitis, and other diseases that endanger male fertility.
Moreover, studies have shown a correlation between mycoplasma and sperm activity. The presence of mycoplasma destroys spermatogenic cells and leads to an increase in sperm malformation. It attaches to the head and tail of the sperm, causing them to lose their viability. It also produces enzyme-like substances that interfere with the binding of sperm to the egg, affecting fertility.
3. Harm to assisted reproduction
For couples who have failed to prepare for pregnancy and want to opt for assisted reproduction, having a mycoplasma infection can lead to a much higher failure rate of IVF. This is because mycoplasma infection during IVF can directly cause the egg and sperm to fail to unite successfully, resulting in a failure of in vitro fertilization-embryo culture and no transferable embryos.
Do I need treatment for mycoplasma infection?
People who test positive for mycoplasma but have no symptoms of infection are considered to be mycoplasma carriers and do not require special treatment. However, if there is a need for fertility or if they show signs of genitourinary infection, they must be treated aggressively.
For female patients, consider using the herbal Fuyan Pill to treat mycoplasma, which can turn mycoplasma negative and treat gynecological inflammation. On the other hand, male patients need to be treated with the herbal Diuretic and Anti-inflammatory Pill, which kills mycoplasma, eliminates urethral irritation, repairs the male urogenital system, and restores it to normal function.
It is recommended that couples receive treatment at the same time for patients with fertility needs, which will allow for better clearance of mycoplasma infections.
In conclusion, couples should be tested for mycoplasma before preparing for pregnancy. If mycoplasma infection is present, pregnancy should be delayed until it is cured.
Usually, mycoplasma can only adhere to the surface of urogenital epithelial cells, causing cell damage. In women, it can cause inflammation of the reproductive system centered on the cervix. In men, it can invade the urethra and prostate and cause epididymitis or adhere to the surface of sperm, preventing sperm movement, causing sperm damage and distortion, and interfering with the sperm-egg union, leading to infertility and fetal malformation.
Therefore, couples must be treated simultaneously to avoid cross-infection leading to the recurrence of mycoplasma!